England make two changes ahead of Twickenham clash with Wales

England make one change ahead of Calcutta cup game.

England Rugby Union Head coach Eddie Jones has made two changes to his starting XV side that secured a bonus point win in Italy last weekend as they take on Wales at Twickenham on Saturday.

Bath centre Jonathan Joseph is recalled to the starting line up in place of Worcester’s Ben Te’o who takes his Joseph’s place on the bench in a straight swap.

Scrum Half Danny Care will become England’s most capped Scrum half when he wins his 78th cap leap frogging world cup winning half back Matt Dawson after being named as the replacement for the injured Ben Youngs taking Danny’s place on the bench is Saracens half back Richard Wigglesworth, who at the age of 34 earns a recall to the national side after last appearing in their ill-fated world cup campaign back in 2015.

Defending champions England who are seeking their third straight Six Nations Title, will be expecting a much tougher game than they encountered in their 47-15 victory over Italy in Rome last Sunday, especially after Wales opened their Six Nations account with a unexpected 34-7 win over the ever improving Scotland team in Cardiff last Saturday.

Wales, have named an unchanged starting line up, with head coach Warren Gartland, resisting the temptation to start the fit again British Lions winger George North, instead naming him on the bench and keeping faith with the 15 that started against Scotland.

England team to face Wales: 15 Mike Brown, 14 Anthony Watson, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Owen Farrell, 11 Jonny May, 10 George Ford, 9 Danny Care; 1 Make Vunipola, 2 Dylan Hartley, 3 Dan Cole, 4 Joe Launchbury, 5 Maro Itoje, 6 Courtney Lawes, 7 Chris Robshaw, 8 Sam Simmonds.

Replacements: 16 Jamie George, 17 Alec Hepburn, 18 Harry Williams, 19 George Kruis, 20 Sam Underhill, 21 Richard Wigglesworth, 22 Ben Te'o, 23 Jack Nowell.

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